Doug: A few months ago we ran a couple of "Discuss" posts on Calvin & Hobbes and on The Far Side. At the time, david_b commented to me that I'd recall the "Green Sheet" from the pages of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel -- I lived in Milwaukee from the summer of 1972 to the spring of 1976. I did indeed recall that, and reflected at the time on some of the comic strips I followed way back when. I thought at the time that we need to run a more general post on newspaper comic strips -- here it is.
Doug: A couple of strips I followed when I was a kid were Alley Oop, about a bunch of cavemen and -women (forgive me, as I can't recall the larger premise of the strip), the Born Loser, and Hagar the Horrible. Over the succeeding years I dabbled from time-to-time in the Spidey strip, Hi & Lois, the Family Circle, Ziggy, Mr. Boffo, of course Peanuts, Shoe, Blondie, and many, many others. I always wanted to get into the Phantom and Prince Valiant, but with both being serialized it was difficult for me to do.
Doug: So what are some favorite strips for our readers? Are there some that even to this day you follow? Do you have any web-based strips that you'd recommend, or perhaps websites that are repositories of old strips? Thanks for playing along!